How are we here already? It feels like just yesterday that I committed to running America’s Toughest Road Marathon, but in reality that was over 4 months ago. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Wow, what a whirlwind of a week! I’m still trying to catch up from being gone this past weekend, but it’s completely worth it for the time I got to spend at the Annual RRCA Convention this past weekend. I am so thankful to the Lynchburg Road Runners Club for letting the Marketing Committee go. We had a blast and learned a ton! Here’s a little recap of our weekend in “the Big D”. Continue reading “59th Annual RRCA National Convention”
With Spring right around the corner, there are so many races popping up on my calendar! While trying to decide which ones to add to my list this racing season, it really got me thinking about what got me running back in 2013. I think there are 3 main reasons: fitness, friends, and giving back. Races aren’t all about setting new PRs or placing in your age group. Sometimes, they’re about the cause you support. Here’s a few of the highlights along my running journey so far, how they’ve inspired me, and how I have been able to give back. Continue reading “Running to Give Back”
When I last checked in, I was about to run in a snow storm. This weekend, it’s 65 degrees and sunny. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it’s still February! I’m not complaining, though since this means more training in possible race day conditions. Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 2 Months to Go!”
With the release of the Tinkerbell Half marathon medals announced today, I thought it would be fun to start a post on my thoughts for all of the 2017 RunDisney medals as they are released. I’ll keep this updated as more medals are released so we can enjoy the fun all year!
It’s been over a full year since I last trained for a marathon, and there were so many things I forgot about the process. Here are a few of the highlights: Continue reading “Things I Forgot About Marathon Training”
Dear 2013 Leah,
It came up last week in my TimeHop that you finished the Arctic 5K 4 years ago. Yesterday, I finished it for the fifth time. Yes, it still sucks, but it’s gotten better. You’ve gotten better. And as we start our 4th year of running adventures, here’s a few thoughts for you. Continue reading “Dear 2013 Leah”
I like to update my Facebook cover photo to reflect my next race. The problem is, a lot of races don’t have the appropriate graphics for this. Personally, I’m not a fan of the cover RunDisney makes, so I put my skills to good use and made a few for everyone to use. If you use it, please drop a link to my blog in the caption so others might use them too! Continue reading “RunDisney “In Training” Cover Photos”
Fellow runners and t-shirt enthusiasts, you may be facing a problem. You may have an over abundance of t-shirts. Your husband (or wife) may complain every time you bring another one into the house. But, if you’re like me, you can’t let them go because each shirt contains precious memories you can’t part with. The good news is that I have a solution for you. Continue reading “What Do I Do With All My Race Shirts?”
If you’ve been around a while, you know that I was chosen as an ambassador for the Blue Ridge Marathon. The BRM is affectionately known as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” with a total elevation gain/loss of 7,430 ft . If that sounds a little scary, don’t worry, there’s an option for everyone! In addition to the marathon, the weekend also hosts: Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Giveaway!”